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Accidents Could Ground Drone Industry, House Committee Chair Warns

The commercial drone industry could be torpedoed if there were a serious accident involving a drone and a commercial aircraft, the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee warned on Friday. Representative Peter DeFazio, a Democrat, said in …

Ineffective Anti-Drone Systems Leave U.S. Airports Facing Risks Like London’s

U.S. airports may be just as vulnerable as London’s Gatwick airport to the kind of illegal drone incursions that shut down the U.K.’s second-busiest hub this week. Counter- drone technology performed so poorly in U.S. government tests in recent years …

FAA Can’t Keep Up with Requests for Drone Flights in Restricted Areas

Reports of safety incidents involving civilian drones have surged to an average of 250 a month, leading to a federal “emergency” action to approve drone flights in restricted areas, according to a government notice seeking new procedures for the craft. …

Facebook Drone’s ‘Structural Failure’ Under Investigation

A U.S. safety agency is investigating an accident involving a massive experimental drone Facebook Inc. is developing to bring the internet to remote areas of the world. No one was hurt in the incident, which came during the unmanned aircraft’s …

What Hobbyists Should Know About Drone Insurance

If a drone is on your holiday shopping list, be sure to check your insurance coverage before you crack open that instruction manual and take flight. Damage from a drone is a bit more complicated than handing your kid a …